|Prepare to Party on Boat Race Day|
Catch all the action at Furnivall Gardens or Bishop's Park
The 158th Boat Race takes place place on Saturday April 7 and local residents can watch the action from two of the best vantage points on the route, Bishop’s Park in Fulham and Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith.
In what has become an annual tradition, H&F Council is hosting two family friendly Boat Race in the Park events, where revellers can catch all the action on giant screens for free, accompanied by beer tents and food.
The Bishop's Park event will offer visitors a chance to enjoy the new facilities including play areas and a refurbished cafe and will also feature live music, children's rides and sporting activities to keep guests entertained until the big event.
Despite their defeat last year, Cambridge lead the overall series by 80 wins to 76, with the sides having drawn in a dead heat once in the 1800s.
Councillor Greg Smith, cabinet member for residents' services, says: "The Boat Race is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and is particularly special for borough residents. It also provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy two of the borough’s most-loved parks so why not bring a picnic and make it a great family day out."
March 14, 2012